The Latest on Virginia Tech, From Wikipedia – New York Times (Via Education/Technology – Tim Lauer.) Tim Lauer points to a very interesting article on the role of Wikipedia in breaking news. Here’s a direct link to the article: The Latest on Virginia Tech, From Wikipedia – New York Times.
I experienced the benefit of going to the Wikipedia for this particular story last week. Then, during four different presentations last week, I shared the article as an example and watched it grow and evolve as new information was collected. The wikipedia is truly an amazing phenomenon.
People also really seemed to get a kick out of me saying it had the potential to hold “the sum of all human knowledge.” :)